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31 Aug 2022

Full-Time Senior Traffic Signal/Street Lighting Technician

City of Woodland Human Resources – Posted by HRwoodland Woodland, California, United States

Job Description

Posting Date:  August 31, 2022                     Final Filing Date:  September 23, 2022



Current Salary: $6,526.94 – $8,330.22/mo. plus Excellent Benefits


To plan, organize, perform tasks and supervise in a leadership capacity the daily operations of the Traffic Signal/Street Lighting Technician, Electrician’s Assistants and Underground Utility Service Locator. Install, inspect, test, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, upgrade and repairs City-owned and shared traffic signal devices, illuminated crossing, streetlights and various facility electrical systems.  The purpose of this recruitment is to fill a current vacancy, as well as establish an eligibility list for future vacancies.


The Ideal Candidate will be a hardworking and highly motivated individual possessing good leadership qualities, have the ability to communicate effectively and work well with others.  This candidate will have previous experience installing, repairing and maintaining traffic signal equipment.  The candidate will be a resourceful problem solver who will be organized and have excellent time management skills.


Assist the Electrical / Sign and Markings Supervisor with development of maintenance procedures and reports.  Performs Employee Performance Appraisal and assists in training personnel as assigned.  Promotes, maintains and corrects unsafe/working conditions.  Provide lead supervision and technical support to staff.  Install, inspect, test, maintain, troubleshoot, repair, upgrade and calibrate, a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment and software related to traffic control devices, streetlights, recreational lighting and facilities.  Research, design, procure and install equipment and/or upgrade existing electrical/electronic systems.  Verify equipment compatibility with existing devices.  Conduct routine maintenance on electrical/electronic equipment, traffic control devices and street light systems.  Keep accurate and up-to-date records and notes on all related assignments.  Review contract construction projects and submittals.  Inspect and test equipment.  Proficiently read and interpret circuit diagrams, traffic signal timing and construction drawings, and service and repair manuals.  Prepare plans and specifications for the procurement of parts and supplies on assigned projects.  Ensure that proper safety precautions and safe work methods are followed.  Assist with the preparation of standard operating procedures.  Develop “punch lists” for work to be completed or corrected during construction, and perform other duties as assigned.  Regular, predictable, consistent and timely attendance is an essential function of the position, in that Employee must be present to work on facilities and equipment impacting the public.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS Prepares and maintains accurate maintenance and repair records.  Presents oral and written reports.  Creates work orders and enters invoices.  Performs electrical inspections.  Uses and maintains a variety of tools and test equipment as required.  Answers emergency calls and performs emergency repairs.  Meets all standby program requirements; takes standby duty, works any shifts including weekends and holidays.  Assists in the annual budget preparation for the Electrical Group, as directed.  Perform related duties as assigned.


Education:  High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Associate degree in electrical/ electronic technology or closely related field in highly desirable.

Experience:  Three (3) years of recent experience as a Traffic Signal/Street Lighting Technician is required.  Two (2) years of supervisory experience is highly desirable.

License or Certificate:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License required upon hire.  International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Traffic Signal Technician Level III Certification by completion of the probationary period prior to appointment.  Possession of a valid IMSA Roadway Lighting Level I certificate and completion of a State of California approved electrical apprenticeship program is highly desirable.


Apply with a City of Woodland application by visiting or the Human Resources Office, City Hall, 300 First Street, 2nd Floor, Woodland, CA 95695 by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2022Supplemental questionnaire must be submitted with application by the final filing date to be considered. Résumés and cover letters are encouraged but will not be accepted in lieu of the application form. Postmarks will not be accepted.  Review Process:  Based on the information provided in the application documents, the best qualified applicants will be invited for further examination.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.  Depending upon the number of applications received, the examination may consist of an application screening, written and/or practical exam, oral interview or any combination thereof.  If you have a disability that requires accommodation during the selection process, please notify Human Resources at least seven days prior to the event.

Virtual Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of October 16, 2022.


Current Salary:                       $6,526.94 – $8,330.22 per month

Retirement:                             CalPERS Retirement System (2 % @ 60 formula for Classic CalPERS members and 2% @ 62 formula for new CalPERS members)
The City does not participate in social security

Deferred Comp:                     Choice of deferred compensation plans (Traditional and Roth options)

Medical:                                  CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, including HMOs and PPOs

City gives an allowance toward the cost of insurance

2022 Maximum Family Medical Allowance is $2,346.66 per month

Dental / Vision:                       City paid Delta Dental and Medical Eye Services

LTD / STD:                             City paid wage protection for long/short term disabilities

Life Insurance:                        City provides $50,000 life insurance policy

Supplemental Benefits:         Voluntary Supplemental Life, Cancer, Accident Only and Critical Illness insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts available

Vacation:                                 6.7 hours per month during first three years of service

Holidays:                                 12.5 paid holidays (including two floating holidays)

Sick Leave:                             8 hours per month

Bilingual Pay:                         $200 per month upon certification

Prof. Growth Incentive:          $625 per fiscal year for education or professional activities

The City of Woodland hires only U.S. citizens and individuals lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

The City of Woodland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




The purpose of this supplemental application is to obtain enough job-related information to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the selection process. Completion of this form is a required part of the selection process and must be submitted with your employment application by the final filing date.  Candidates who do not complete this supplemental application will be eliminated from further consideration. Content, clarity and completeness of answers are factors which will be considered in the evaluation process.  Omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.  Please limit your responses to no more than one page per question and do not provide any additional information or materials other than the information requested herein. Attach the answers to this supplemental application and number each answer accordingly. Please answer the following questions:


  1. Do you possess a High School diploma or equivalent?


  1. Do you possess at least three (3) years of recent experience as a Traffic Signal/Street Lighting Technician?


  1. Describe your experience maintaining traffic signals and street lighting, including name of employer(s) and dates of employment.


  1. Describe in detail your experience with the following:
    1. Vehicle detection
    2. Networking traffic signals


  1. List the different types of software you have experience using related to:
    1. Traffic signals and controllers
    2. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)


  1. Describe any specialized training courses you have completed specific to Traffic Signal and/or Street Lighting.



I certify that the information I have provided is accurate and completed to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification may cancel any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment with the City of Woodland.

NAME (Please Print): _____________________________________

DATE: _________


Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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